Police: Terre Haute couple sold psychedelic mushrooms from RV

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UPDATE: The Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office dismissed all charges against Mercy Ayaaba in this case.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — A couple from Terre Haute is facing drug charges after authorities said they sold psychedelic mushrooms out of a recreational vehicle.

Michael Baughman, 36, and Mercy Ayaaba, 27, were arrested Tuesday on preliminary charges of dealing a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance and neglect of a dependent.

A detective testified in court Wednesday that officers initiated a traffic stop on an RV for a traffic violation. Police said officers found four pounds of psychedelic mushrooms, commonly referred to as “shrooms,” inside the vehicle. Three pounds of liquid marijuana was also confiscated from the RV, said police.

A toddler found in the RV was put into the custody of Child Protective Services.

Baughman and Ayaaba were transported to the Vigo County Jail on $50,000 bond each.

  • Mercy Ayaaba
  • Michael Baughman

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